23 June 2017 Tomato String Support System


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http://durgan.org/2017/June%202017/23%20June%202017%20Tomato%20String%20Support%20System/HTML/ 23 June 2017 Tomato String Support System
Tomato plants are supported by strings attached to an overhead support system made with 8 foot rebar and a few 8 foot steel fence posts. Plastic ties are used and the support is removed at the end of he season. There are 23 plants in an area about 8 feet wide and 20 feet long. Suckers are not removed from the plants and they are free growing. Strings are added throughout the season to support any free growing branches as required.

 
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So you just shorten the string and retie as it grows? Looks like a lot of work with that many plants!
 
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So you just shorten the string and retie as it grows? Looks like a lot of work with that many plants!
I don't move the string just add another. Seldom does a plant need more than 5. At ay one time only a few are required. It is not onerous.
 

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